Excitement Builds for Summer Camp at Debate Camp Canada




Since 2002, Debate camp has been offering summer camps designed to welcome kids to the highly-valued activities of public speaking and debate! There seems to be no shortage of interest in these times, from campers with no formal background in debate and public speaking, to those with some sound skills development underway. Debate Camp welcomes all ability levels from grades 5 to 11. Have a camper interested in the wider world? Know someone eager to develop improved clarity, organization and confidence in speaking publicly? Debate Camp equips young people with the critical thinking skills and sense of “diplomacy” needed for our changing world, complete with its diverging opinions everywhere. In 2017 Debate Camp is again offering camps in 14 locations across Canada, now with 3 in the GTA!

March Break Day Camp

March Break programs will be held at Crescent School, 2365 Bayview Ave in Toronto, from March 13 to 17. Camps run Monday to Friday (8:30AM - 4:30PM).

Program highlights include:

• Multi-level program – open, plus and level up
• Suits grades 5 to 10
• Teaching / workshop ratio 1:8
• 2 - 3 rounds of debate daily
• All resources provided
• Hot lunch included
• 60 spaces total

A level up program is offered for experienced debaters and best suits students from grades 9 to 11. Only 20 spaces in this program stream are available.

Summer Day Camps

The popular Toronto day camp program is now offered in 3 locations: 

Toronto West: July 3 – 7, Kingsway College, 4600 Dundas St. West, Etobicoke (with daily bus from Mississauga / Oakville)
Toronto North: July 24 – 28, Crescent School, 2365 Bayview Ave (north of Lawrence – daily bus from Richmond Hill)
Toronto Central: June 26 – 30, July 3 – 7, July 10 – 14, July 17 – 21, De La Salle College, 131 Farnham Ave (Avenue Road, south of St. Clair)

Each camp of 85 campers and 12 amazing staff welcomes novice speakers who are eager to learn new skills, as well as experienced speakers who are seeking to improve their competitive debating ability. Campers are grouped by age and skill level.

The day camp program includes training in:

• Canadian and British Parliamentary Debate styles
• Delivering prepared and impromptu speeches
• Current global issues and Model UN simulations

These day camps are a fun, engaging and empowering experience and are suited to all abilities! A hot lunch is included.

Summer Overnight Camps

For over 14 years, overnight super camps have provided an all-inclusive, immersion experience for campers eager for skills progression in public speaking and competitive debate. These all-inclusive camps enroll 60 campers and alongside 10 amazing university-level debaters and 2 Ontario certified teachers. Toronto campers, grades 7 and above, often choose to attend one of the 6 day / 6 night overnight programs; of which the follow 3 are most popular:

Toronto: July 9 – 15, De La Salle College, Toronto
Ottawa: July 16 – 22, Ashbury College, Ottawa (bus from Toronto available)
Stanstead: August 13 – 19, Stanstead College, Stanstead, QC (bus from Toronto available)

For a full look at Debate Camp’s program, people, philosophy, as well as additional photos from all camp locations, be sure to visit the new 2017 website: www.debatecamp.com.

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